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Federal Court Issues $1 Million Contempt Award for Repeated Cell Phone Unlocking Misconduct

by Carlton Fields on

On March 18, United States District Judge Ursula Ungaro of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an order against a Hong Kong-based company that was improperly distributing prohibited...more

TracFone Withdraws Emergency Petition

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As previously reported, in October 2014 TracFone filed an Emergency Petition with the FCC asking it to preempt state 911 fees on Lifeline subscribers who receive no-charge wireless Lifeline service. In 2015, it tweaked its...more

Advertising Law - July 2015 #4

FTC And Florida AG Team up Against Medical Alert Systems - Together with the Florida Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Lifewatch for allegedly using deceptive robocalls to urge older...more

TracFone Settles Handset Unlocking Proceeding

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On July 1, 2015, TracFone Wireless, Inc. reached a settlement with the FCC concerning an investigation into TracFone’s handset locking and unlocking practices. The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau had been investigating whether...more

Unpacking the TracFone Cellphone Unlocking Settlement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On June 30th, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s or the Commission’s) Enforcement Bureau (EB) reached a projected $3.2 million consent decree to resolve an investigation into whether TracFone, the nation’s largest...more

TracFone Files Supplement to Emergency Petition for FCC Preemption on 911 Fees

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As noted in our prior update, in November 2014, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau issued a Public Notice requesting industry comment on a Petition filed by TracFone Wireless regarding 911 fees charged to Lifeline...more

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